Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Add fractions

Add 5/3 and 9/28

1st number: 1 2/3, 2nd number: 9/28

5/3 + 9/28 is 167/84.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 28 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 28 = 84,
    5/3 = 5 × 28/3 × 28 = 140/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 28 × 3 = 84,
    9/28 = 9 × 3/28 × 3 = 27/84
  4. Add the two fractions:
    140/84 + 27/84 = 140 + 27/84 = 167/84
  5. In mixed form: 183/84

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:
Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com